VIctorian - 19th century smelling salt bottle
Flacon à sels XIXème siècle
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Smelling salt bottle of the XIXth century.
Also called a pamoisons vial.
The salts contained in these vials were stimulant mixtures based on ammonium carbonate or various acids and alkalis, used in the past to awaken women prone to fainting due to, inter alia, their tight corsets.
Faceted rystal bottle with its Emery cap in its red leather case marked SELS (salts).
There is still some of the salts that have solidified at the bottom of the vial.